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Comment: Re:I would think (Score 5, Interesting) 343

by Richard_at_work (#46798763) Attached to: OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

As the other poster says, OpenSSL isn't an OpenBSD project - what is going on here is a full blown fork of OpenSSL by the OpenBSD team, who are putting their money where their mouths are because when the heartbleed bug came out it was noted that the issue could have been mitigated on OpenBSD if the OpenSSL team had used the system provided memory allocation resources.

So this is less OpenSSL and much more OpenBSD SSL being created.

Comment: Re:Someone call Ben Affleck (Score 3, Interesting) 149

Theres a lot of evidence linking the Israelis to the South African nuclear weapons program with a lot of people thinking it was a "legitimatised" nuclear program that would only get SA into trouble internationally while Israel could walk away with a lot of improvements scot free, so if US technology and material ended up in Israeli hands, then I have no doubt equally that some of it then made its way on to apartheid South Africa.

Comment: Re:Do you need a database? (Score 5, Insightful) 272

by Richard_at_work (#46703099) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

I think many people get stuck in thinking "one single database, thats it, my initial decision condemns me forever", when in-fact theres no shame in having many databases.

Stick the raw data into one database, choose the database that suits that.

Transform the data from the raw database into something you can use day to day, thats well structured etc, choose the database for that.

Transform the data from the day to day schemas into something that more suitable for archiving and long term reporting, again choose the database for that.

You don't have to have one single database type, every particular one has its strengths, so use them!

Comment: Re:Do you need a database? (Score 3, Interesting) 272

by Richard_at_work (#46702959) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

Theres probably an element of multithreaded access that needs to be taken into consideration here - writing to a single text file may get you into issues if the receiving webserver is multithreaded, meaning the threads will either have to queue for write locks, or write to a different file.

Database engines don't have this issue, so while it may be overkill, there may be reasons to have one irregardless.

Comment: Re:No. (Score 2) 226

by Richard_at_work (#46683691) Attached to: Should Microsoft Give Kids Programmable Versions of Office?

Why "full" copies of Visual Studio? What does the Express editions lack that kids would need? They have access to the full capabilities of the .Net framework, a full C/C++ environment and more - the Express editions really lack the surrounding IDE features that would be lost that early on in the developer learning curve, stuff like profiling etc.

Comment: Re:But Terrizm! (Score 2) 233

The issue with AF447 is that they disregarded *all* instrument readings, not just the ones they were trained to in the event of an air data mismatch. So they never even realised they were in danger, because they didn't think the rapidly declining numbers were true - remember that the descent was 1G, so they didn't even have any feeling of descent, which added to their mistrust of the data they had infront of them.

So as the other poster said, there was nothing to call someone about other than they didn't know what was going on, and they weren't about to admit that to everyone listening.

It is contrary to reasoning to say that there is a vacuum or space in which there is absolutely nothing. -- Descartes